Foster Care "Dire Need" In Northwoods, Event Planned

Apr 16, 2018

Credit Kadena Air Base

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.

April has been designated as Child Abuse and Neglect and Prevention Month.

The need for short-and-longer term foster care is also being emphasized.

Two staff members from Oneida County Social Services spoke recently about child abuse.

Social worker-foster care coordinator Rachel Nelson and Supervisor Beth Hoerchler talked about the need to report, the signs of abuse, the number of cases,  and how more foster parents are needed. We hear first from Rachel Nelson...

Oneida County Social Services Supervisor Beth Hoerchler and social worker-foster care coordinator Rachel Nelson with WXPR's Ken Krall.